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in textbooks. it's the question asked in texas so what does it mean for the rest of the nation? >> forget don't mess with texas. members of the scientific community have a different message for the lone start state. don't mess with evolution. texas is about to approve science textbooks that might be used for the next ten years. but there are questions about how evolution will be presented. the documentary the revisionaries details how in 2009 the state board of education adopted changes that some say opened the door for creationism or intelligent design. popular science guy bill nye has been unspoken about the teaching of creationism. here he is with big think. >> i say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your -- in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we've observed in the universe, that's fine. but don't make your kids do it. because we need them. we need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems. >> since its release last year that video last received about 6 million youtub
texas intermediate crude oil go up $6 per barrel in comparison to the week previous and gasoline futures went up $15. and so those are some pretty huge price jumps. we have seen the petroleum markets drop a little bit since then. there's a lot of concern and prices at the pump have been going up. on the other hand, things aren't as bad as they were a year ago. in fact, if people can remember labor day back in 2012, the national average is $3.83 per gallon. so, you know, it's a lot cheaper than a year ago but you can expect to see higher prices in the days ahead. >> michael, i appreciate it. have a great labor day weekend. michael green with aaa with us. stay tuned. more news in just a moment here on al-jazeera. saudi arabia for that. ♪ make >>> hello again, everyone, i'm tony harris. here is the latest from al-jazeera. president obama addressed the topic of military intervention in syria today. he says he has not made a final decision but the u.s. is considering a, quote, limited narrow act. the president made it clear he considered syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to national
at the national press club, they hosted wendy davis who held a filibuster in texas on a late-term filibuster. here is a look. you mentioned your feud with rick perry. are you thinking about running to succeed him? >> a lot of people are asking me that question lately. i am working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. i do think in texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership we are seeing in our state government right now. a bid for another statewide office other than governor question mark perhaps u.s. senator or lieutenant governor? will run forthat i one of two offices, either my eat or thete ste governor. one more question. would you consider running as a vice residential candidates with hillary clinton? in answer to that i would say we will have to find out whether hillary is planning to run for president first. >> you can watch the rest of her comments at 6:25 p.m. eastern tonight. also in washington, the middle east institute hosted a discussion about the hub future of islam. in july the country's elected president was ousted by the mi
struggling economy. >> plus, voter id. there is another showdown, this one in texas. that's where eric holder's justice department is suing the lone star state again. next, the texas attorney general will respond and guess what. north carolina could be next. >>> checking some of your headlines right now, a senior white house official is saying there is, quote, very little doubt chemical weapons were used by the assad regime against civilians in syria. that coming as the administration weighs a potential military response. meanwhile, firecrews are rushing to save two groves of giant redwood trees from a giant wildfire in yosemite national park, clearing away dried brush and setting sprinklers. and police in florida trying to determine what lead a 72-year-old trucking employee to go on a shooting spree killing two men and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself. >>> from the unrest in egypt to more bombings in iraq and lebenon and the chemical weapon usa tack in syria that will now be investigated by the united nations. a lot of breaking developments in the mideast this morning. a
in the south. from texas up to maryland, we can use the public toilet. my high school class couldn't take picture on the capitol lawn of south carolina. we were away then from the american promise. >> reporter: it might have been given those circumstances, it might have been understandable if martin luther king preached retribution. but he did not do that. some members of the civil rights movement then criticized him for it. malcolm x refused to come to the march on washington. he called it the farce on washington. king, as we all know now was all about nonviolence. listen up. >> one of the things that my father was really trying to say not just 50 years ago but 50 years ago, 49, 48, 47, all the way, 45 when he was as isnated, he was really speaking to us about our humanity. and understanding our interconnectedness and interrelatedness. that is why he talked about sitting down at the table of brotherhood. in other words, us understanding that we are one huge human family. yes, there are a lot of different races but we are a human family. that is why he talked about not judging by the colo
and our tom traveled to texas, the home of the country' number one oil and gas-productiogas-producingstate. >> in the center of texas not so long ago this was a quiet farming and a cross road of the oil and gas home in south texas. that boom has opinion sunday night. >> there's an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as epbgish. >> translator: >> we've benefited quite a bit. we have a lot of oil companies that have helped us as well as other businesses. a will the of people are moving here from all over texas. >> reporter: it's been more than a century since texas saw their first oil gusher. with new hydraulic technology t drillers are exploring the deep shale as never before. texas doubles its crude production from two decades of falling output if it was considered an independent nation texas would rank the highest and kuwait and venezuela on the oil raising state. texas was able to escape the worst of the great recession while u.s. jobs grew by 1% in the last five years the oil an gas industry increase peud 40%. those paychecks are fourishing the local
the status quo. stories that matter to you. my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. >>> a judge has let the jury go home early and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they ar
as the leading country and how it fell apart. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> very much followed one of the two main camps. when they were aligned with the brotherhood and morsi, they kind of towed that line because they were against th. and like she said, they have no problem with a crackdown on the brotherhood by the military. and right now they really don't have leadership that is in the public sphere. they don't have someone who can speak on their behalf. they don't have someone who represents their o
. the department of justice by after the state of texas again. attorney general eric colder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state among our guests here tonight to say why the integrity of our electoral system must be preserved. and the end of the road is near for the self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. and bradley manning wants to be called chelsea as it pursues taxpayer funded gender reassignment therapy from is leavenworth prison cell. the "a-team" takes up all that and a great deal more. we begin with another possible reason that the president's foreign policy is so incoherent and ineffective that members of his own administration seem uninformed. today state department news conference on syria and so-called red lines featured as a shocking contradiction from spokesperson jan psyche. take a lesson. >> the red line is the use of chemical weapons. that was crossed a couple of months ago. the president took action, which we talked at the time. lou: confident in her assessment that syria had already crossed that red line and that t
of the oil and gas boom. in the past few years, production has doubled in south texas. and job creation continues to rise. tom ackerman reports. >> it's midday in the once sleepy center of nixon, texas. not so long ago, this was a quiet farming town. now it's a literal crossroad of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that has been again for the family restaurant run by dates e rojas. she has been drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we have benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies, and they have helped us, as well as other businesses in nixon. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> it's been more than a sentence tree since texas saw its first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until it was eclipsed by the middle east. but with new hydraulic fracturing technology, drillers are exploiting the state's deep shale oil and gas deposits as never before. >> in the past three years, texas has doubled crude production, a sharp referenceable from two decades of falling output. if it were considere
where many of ending up. >> i'm tom ackermann in texas where oil is help to go fuel america's economic recovery. >> we'll have all the action in sports. but should you be made aware if you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." >> welcome back. britain will not back any military intervention in syria. germany has also ruled itself out, but france maybe willing to play a a role. the united states is not backing down ands it will continue to build international support for action in the country. >> protests are happening in egypt, despite government security forces closing masks and shutting off parts of cairo, supporters were urged to take to the streets. back to our top story, syria. i'm joined from syria. good to have you with us. what is your reaction to the no vote coming out of the u.k. parliament? >> well, we obviously are very pleased that parliament takes a stand on an issue like this. we have been calling for a very long time for political dialogue. we don't think that a military solution is at all possible in this conflict, and therefore, give more time for politi
to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. more than is 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas. an accusation strongly denied by the government. the french government demanding some sort of action. >
exploration as well as production. tom ackerman has more from texas the number one state for oil and gas production. >> reporter: midday in the once sleepy center of texas, not so long ago this was a quiet farming town and now it's a cross road of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that boom has been good for the family restaurant run by daisy barahas and one of many people drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies and they helped us as well as other businesses. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> reporter: it's been more than a century since texas saw the first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until eclipsed by the middle east. they are exploding the shall gas deposits as never before. texas doubled the crude production a sharp reversal from the two decades of falling out put and if it were independent nation texas would rank behind kuwait and venezuela and they escaped the great recession and u.s. jobs grew 1% in the last 5 years the oil an
. waging hard to get a ban in colorado and virginia. they succeeded in texas. >> he typically is not somebody who has been told no very much. >> reporter: now, meet the man who got him booted out of texas, bill walters. >> he said he could never be successful if he sold through franchise dealers, he never tried it. >> reporter: he invited us to meet him in austin, mainly to prove it is all slicked back dealers and shiny suits. he said that dealers, many of them, are extremely heinous. he called on people who have been screwed over in texas by an auto dealer, saying this is payback time. >> that is just totally wrong. >> reporter: he is also quick to appoi point out that the only thing texas asked him to do was play by the same rules as everybody else. >> this happens all the time, somebody wants an exception to the franchise laws. and our policymakers don't want to make an exception, when this company, tesla, could do better selling through a franchise dealer network of his own cho e choosing, there is no reason to make a change. >> reporter: musk believes the state governmen
out the first half of texas a&m's season opener this saturday. the ncaa and the school saying there was no evidence the 20-year-old quarterback was paid to sign autographs but, quote, said this. ncaa rules are clear that student athletes may not accept money for items they sign, and based on information provided by man zeal, that did not happen in this case. nevertheless, the punishment caught the attention of late night comics. >> he's being punished for 30 whole minutes. well, if that doesn't send a message, nothing will. >> jay, jay, getting in on that. >> it's true, though. 30 minutes. >> so a little bit of heat, man zeal did. also heat to talk about. >> yes, and a lot of heat. it's continuing in areas that have been seeing a lot of heat. mostly through the midwest where it's going to remain up around 100 degrees today when you factor in the humidity. out west, though, things are mostly quiet. we still could really use some help from mother nature for the firefight out near yosemite but it does look like it's going to stay dry with dew points and humidity levels very low.
in for candy crowley and this is state of the union. >>> today a texas lightning rod. >> if we see a grass roots tsunami, that is going to be cause republicans and democrats to listen to the people. senator ted cruz on why he hopes the wave that carried him into the senate is still strong enough to wash away obamacare. and jim demint and former governor howard dean. >> i think we're going to have another constitutional crisis in terms of the presidency. >>> plus the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we start with breaking news out of syria this morning. the syrian government has reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors full access to any site of any purported chemical weapons attack. syria's deputy foreign minister says -- the pentagon has prepositioned four warships with armed cruise missiles pore the region. chris, this is big news, this is why obviously inspectors got there, they want to get to the bottom of what really happened. think they can now? >> it is possible, we know that secretary of state john kerry was speaking with his counterpart the fore
in texas. >> it is not the '60s any more, bob, wake up. >> excuse me. do me a huge favor. >> shut up, let me get to it. >> i'll shut up if you take back the cracker comment. i know you didn't mean it. >> that's not nice, bob. >> take back that part, then answer. >> can i answer that? in the counties in certain parts of texas and north carolina where these new voting id laws will disenfranchise blacks, they're crackers. >> why are majority of blacks -- >> i didn't say everybody in the south, i said people in the counties. >> you didn't need to use that term to begin with. >> anybody that's for voter id is a cracker? is anybody? >> what do you mean for voter id. >> for voter id, are they crackers? that makes a lot of black people crackers. >> i said when the supreme court -- >> i can't believe we're saying that over and over. >> what is so offensive. >> it is like the "n" word, bob, trying to give you an out here. >> you're trying to give me an out. >> yeah. >> first of all, nobody expects me to say -- >> bob -- >> don't try to save me. >> i am going to try to save you, i want you on anothe
with three stars. every three-star had to address all. i went to the reserve center in texas to address the reserve component. and we are stressing three things. first of all, the real emphasis on the east coast training at every level, both in the entry level training and then continuing our pme and the list of officers to talk about expected conduct and the ethos of being a warrior and treating everyone with fairness and dignity. the last thing is we are taking a hard look at being able to harden the target if you will by getting the supervision back on the reserve component, getting supervision into the places like hotels where they spend their time during the drill weekends to ensure the proper level supervision is there and that you ensure the folks that would come in and do harm are identified quickly and separated just as quickly. >> the navy is doing the same thing as the marine corps. we are very much into the barracks come in to where our sailors are on the drill weekend and throughout the week. we found that about 50% of the reports have to do with alcohol, and so we are push
. the mislabeled products were sold in texas, oklahoma, arkansas, louisiana, and mississippi. that one is hard to believe. >>> okay. our fifth story "outfront," president obama's contradiction, has the president changed his tune on military engagement? here's what he said today to justify a possible strike on syria -- >> part of our obligation as a leader in the world is making sure that when you have a regime that is willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people, including children, that they're held to account. >> okay. compare that to what then senator and soon to be anti-war president barack obama said back in 2006 while touting his opposition to the iraq war -- >> i said then and believe now that saddam hussein was a ruthless dictator who craved weapons of mass destruction but posed no imminent threat to the united states. >> so, what changed the president's perspective? "outfront" tonight democratic congresswoman barbara lee and presidential historian douglas brinkley. thanks to both of you for being with us. today, guys, we saw the administration
. these are just rough numbers, about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. roughly a million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. points is what we are seeing right now is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it right, my home state of illinois that don't get it right and states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. the tax system is a much better job of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. tell a foreign more of a welfare invites immigrants and the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people come to california for welfare grade i think you see the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. see that entire event coming up today at 5:00 eastern. live at 7:00, c-span will host a town hall looking at immigration a
in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >> it is a desperate gamble for millions of immigrants trying to cross the u.s.-mexico border. people will risk their own lives even that of their children for the opportunity. america tonight's rob reynolds traveled to the border areas to hear from the survivors about their challenges. some of the images in the stories they tell may be disturbing. >> reporter: a corner of the cemetery in texas is set aside for th the lost and left behind. these are the graves of unknown migrants from mexico and central america who died lonely deaths in the bad lands of south texas. >> it's horrible. it's senseless death. i don't really understand it. >> reporter: vinnie martinez is chief deputy sheriff of brooks county last year he reported well over 100 dead migrants. today numbers are on trend to exceed that. >> from year-to-date we're 92% increase from 2012. we had 129 in 2012. we see the influx. we see the volume high on pedestrians marker
independently verified. in texas today, speaking to veterans, the vice president continued the drum beat to punish bashar al assad. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: the white house is not waiting for a report from the u.n. chemical weapons team that finally got to the attack site monday. officials tell nbc news, they have intelligence intercepts, tying the attack to the regime. plus physical evidence. >> we know the regime maintains custody of the chemical weapons in syria, and uses the types of rockets that were used to deliver chemical weapons on august 21st, the opposition does not. >> reporter: british prime minister david cameron cut short his holiday to call a special session of parliament thursday. >> what we've seen in syria are appalling scenes of death and suffering because of the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. i don't believe we can let that stand. >> reporter: russia's vladimir putin interrupted a meeting to take a call from the british prime minister. putin is still blockin
the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filne
your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >>> welcome back, recapping our top stories, the court has ordered the release of hosni mubarak. if prosecutors do not appeal the ruling, mubarak could be freed in the next couple of days. >>> a military judge has sentenced private bradley manning to 35 years in prison, he leaked classified documents to wikileaks. he was dishonorably discharged and will no longer get pay. >>> to provide some direct incite on bradley manning's trial, we turn to amnesty international's observer at the trial. what is your reaction? >> it is what we were expecting. he was available to as much as 90 years, the prosecution was seeking 60, and the 35 is really just to set an example. >> the example being what? >> to show other leakers that if they do leak classified information, you have to make a decision, leak the information that you believe to be human rights violations or face possibly life sentences or t
. >>> texas senator ted cruz admitted republicans do not have the votes to defund obama care, but says he is, quote, not convinced that president obama wouldn't defund his own health care law if congress gave him the opportunity to do so. >>> at the end of the video music awards last night, president barack obama showed his support for katy perry's finale and her song "roar" by tweeting to her after she tweeted about obama care. he said thanks for spreading the word, #roar. >> michelle and her daughters went to broadway to see the play "trip to bountdful." >>> organizers might be regretting the pick of metlife stadium for february's super bowl. the farmer's al mack is predicting a cold championship game. next year's game is the first to be played at an outdoor setting in cold weather. the almanac is right about 80% of the time. somebody right about 100% of the time is bill karins. >> 80% of the time is right? it's kind of like the national inquirer, every now and then they'll get a big story right. we'll find out super bowl sunday. a lot of weather headlines over the weekend. one of the big
of a new school year for kids in west texas months after a deadly explosion at a local fertilizer plant. >> i can't hear, i can't hear. get out of here, please get out of here. martha: remember that awful video from those moments. 15 people lost their lives in that explosion. most of the town's schools were damaged nond beyond repair. the students and teachers are heading back. they have a temporary building set up. >> being able to look at the kid and see the smiles on their faces even though it's a different setting facility wise. this is what matters. they are happy being kids and being with their friends. martha: they are getting school open for this school year. they say it's been tough to get this set up in time but they think everything will be ready by september. so we wish them all the best. >> it's very clear to the assad regime and also other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. that would change my equation. bill: that was president obama one year ago.
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
be challenged in textbooks. it's the question asked in texas so what does it mean for the rest of the nation? >> forget don't mess with texas. members of the scientific community have a different message for the lone start state. don't mess with evolution. texas is about to approve science textbooks that might be used for the next ten years. but there are questions about how evolution will be
, will more states continue this trend? >> in austin, texas, investigating a report of a bleach filled balloon thrown at an african-american student on campus at the university of student. -- at the university of texas. he was only interrupted by a bleach bomb. >> i heard something exploding near me, and i feel like a light staying on my leg. to be a minority at such a large school, it doesn't come off the way you think it might. >> some claim they hit it by chance, davis believes he was targeted because he was african-american. >> what type of harm can this cause to someone. >> it is a very dangerous chemical that we are dealing with that can cause great harm to someone. what you're seeing is something very insidious about the type of value placed on black and brown students, saying that we should whitewash not just our textbooks and history, but the actual people. it is a disgusting act. to try to write it off as a prank, one of those things about trying to forge a colorblind society in which we don't take race into consideration as a factor in anything, it means that we don't look at the ro
. >>> as american's surge in oil production made a new global price shock. i'm tom acreman in texas. that story coming up. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. america. >>> welcome back. the last of the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors have left syria can and have driven across the border to beirut in neighboring lebanon. the department describes the chemical weapon attack as a challenge for world. he's considering a narrative response. six people died in protest on friday. 190 others were wounded. back to our top story now the crisis in syria. joining me live in london. he's editor and chief. president obama described the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria as a challenge to the world. is it a challenge to the world? >> no. it is a challenge in the least. it is a challenge to oh the syrian, hezbollah and in a way russia. what he's going to achieve by this narrow ma. -rb mmanipulative fight,when prn 1998 as revenge for naorobi, what happened is osama took revenge three ye
in houston, texas, he says there is no doubt that they were used, were these chemical weapons, and there is little doubt who used them. >> for we know that the syrian regime, the only ones who have the weapons have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons. >> all indications point to a cruise missile attack of some sort, perhaps arias sets, allied arias sets as well. we don't know when or who, that coalition is still forming. we don't know what the end goal is. all we do know is what jay carney said today. we know what it's not. >> we are also very much engaged in an effort to support the opposition in its struggle with the assad regime, as the assad regime continues to try to massacre it's a own people in an effort to maintain power. and it's our firm conviction -- [ inaudible ] but this deliberation and the actions that we are contemplating are not about regime change. >> of course two years ago, president obama called for assad to g
up to 140, and west texas up to 120, if and when the missiles start flowing. i assume the action will take three or four days. i'm not smart enough to know. patrick, would you agree with addison? so.i think i don't know that the spread between brent and west texas would be so significant. it certainly could be, but for the average motorist, i don't as bad as will be what we saw in libya. >>> bars some catastrophe -- >> yes, i think it's a bit better than we thought it would be earlier this year. refining activities slow down, because they're getting ready for them to produce heating oil. so if this becomes a nonevent, it won't be an event for u.s. drivers, either. >>> let's put syria aside, we'll have a thought experiment. why is west texas crude above $100 a barrel. united states is producing more oil. than we have in i don't know how many decades. saudi arabia and the other side, they're producing almost 10 million barrels a day, as far as i know. why are the oil markets this tight, given the fact that the world economy is lousy? >> well, the situation you present, why is west
was four, we grew up in houston is texas always been my home. when i was a kid, my mom told me if i ever wanted to, i could affirmatively choose to claim canadian citizenship. i got a u.s. passport when i was in high school. i thought that was the end of the matter. and then the "dallas morning news" ran a headline where they talked with some immigration lawyers that said technically the immigration lawyers said i still had dual citizenship. so the question was raised, if you do, would you renounce your canadian citizenship. i said look, if that's right. then sure. because serving as a u.s. senator, i was an american by birth. serving as a u.s. senator, i think it be appropriate that i be only american. >> you know how it's being interpreted, is oh, clearing the way for a 2016 presidential run. you want to get this issue off the table, first? >> listen, there's a lot of silliness, i thought it was a reasonable question when the "dallas morning news" asked for my birth certificate, so i gave it to them. >> let me move you to health care, texas has the highest percentage of uninsured citiz
department announced they were going to sue the state of texas over the voter i.d. law texas republicans put into place after the supreme court decision. a federal court in texas is reviewing the justice department's complaint. while that review goes on, the voter i.d. law in texas is going into effect. there's a fascinating little test case that's going to play out there this week. this is the ballot for a local city council race in the city of edinburg, texas. this tiny local election is going to be the first one in the state that will be held under the state's strict new voter i.d. laws. opponents of the law are planning to watch that election very closely to see what effect this new voter i.d. law has on the ability of minority residents to turn out and vote. the fight is also on right now in north carolina. that state's new voter suppression law is seen as even more draconian than the one passed in texas that the federal government is suing over right now. the north carolina law, and all of the national coverage of that law, has kicked up a wave of opposition in the state. last thursday
decides if he lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromnistan or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washington. >>> government is pushing to allow investigators into the site of this week's attack. they will try to negotiate access to areas where the attacks too place. samples from victims from the incident have been sent outside the country. president barack obama has called the situation an event of grave concern. suffering most are those too small to defend themselves. there are now 1 million revenu revenueys. al jazeera has more from a camp in northern iraq. >> reporter: normally described as one in a million is a compliment. here its anything but. for million syrian children this is now their life. ibrahims is 10 years o
? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. jazeera america. >> i'm kim bondy, growing up in news was always important. you have this great product that you are ready to share with the country. i'm a part of a team that is moving in the same direction. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> technology is coming on in the next few decades may make nuclear waste obsolete. we should all hope that's the case. but right now the international atomic energy agency expects the united states alone to produce at least 32,000 tons added to the pile. my next guess has made a documentary about the nuclear waste time will will air on al jazeera. if the problem can't be solved by new technology. it's directed by michael madsen who we wil
when there was security in place. >>> and a texas county now considering whether to join a federal lawsuit against its state's own controversial voter i.d. law. we're going to dig into what's happening in texas. the end. lovely read susan. may i read something? yes, please. of course. a rich, never bitter taste cup after cup. 340 grams. [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] always rich, never bitter. gevalia. never bitter. for a strong bag that grips the can... ♪ get glad forceflex. small change, big difference. good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. >>> well, you might say it's a texas-size showdown over voting rights and will now pit state officials against one of the biggest counties in the country. that is dallas county. by a narrow 3-2 vot
at the other stories topping the news now. frightening nomtsmoments for a 12-year-old in texas. untrudiers broke in when he was home alone. he called 911 for help. >> poor little guy. police arrested those burglars. his mom says that she is proud of her son. he knew the right people to call right away. >>> in ft. hood, texas, the sentencing face of major hasan is under way. he was found guilty on 13 kounds of mur -- counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder and will face the death penalty rb. >>> mike tyson says he is on the verge of dying. during a press conference in new york he knitted he is still suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. >> i want to change my life and want to live a different life. i want to live sober and i don't want to die. i'm a vicious alcoholic. >> during that press conference tyson admitted he had been sober six days. he is starting the new year as a boxing promoter. >>> a controversial plan in columbia, south carolina, to evict the homeless. they voted to criminalize homelessness. people on the streets have the option to relocate or get arrested. an
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